Saul Nash presents RITUAL: a catwalk show and accompanying film for FW22, exploring the spirituality and folklore that binds communities together. It’s a project informed by British Afro-Caribbean culture and Nash’s Guyanese heritage, as well as the rites of passage of a young Londoner – set against the backdrop of a Kensal Rise barbershop.

I was born in London to a Bajan-born Guyanese mother, and it’s always interested me how much I was immersed in these cultures in a place so far away from them. Spirituality was everywhere at home, and stories of ancestors and superstitions would set my imagination running. RITUAL is about what these ideas mean to me today, in 21st century London,” says Nash.

For RITUAL, Nash expands his vision of what men wear today – including his first interpretations of tailoring and the possibilities of knit. Just like the waiting area of the barbershop, there’s a sense of common ground that brings together different characters, ages, and experiences. As always, movement is central to Nash’s design, with seams and panel pieces that travel intuitively around the body.

Take a look at the collection below: